Flying Around Reality

Let the Czar point out how anti-science the Democratic Party is. Again.

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, who is a member of the Senate Energy Committee no less, says that she can feel global warming’s effects when she flies. “Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I’m flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.”

The Czar wonders if she is flying in an airplane, or just transcendentally.

To be fair, volatility is a meteorological term that the Czar is not 100% familiar with, because she just made it up.

The Czar should add that tornados are down in 2009 compared to this point in 2008. And while we hit a high of almost 1,700 in 2007, overall they have been trending downward since 2004. As you look at the years from 1990 and on—when detection of tornado events became more accurate—you see fairly stable ups and downs. No increase.

And of course, hurricanes have not dramatically increased or decreased. We continue to have between 10 and 15 per year, for the most part, up and down.

But the science facts and figures do not matter to someone in her esteemed capacity, because she can feel it. When she flies.

Conversely, the Czar feels that Senator Debbie Stabenow is an anti-science fake who is not intellectually qualified to fill her position on the Energy Committee. Guess who is closer to the truth?

About The Czar of Muscovy

Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia by upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.